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Will the HTC ThunderBolt ever be released?

02/28/2011, It is uncertain why the HTC ThunderBolt that was revealed at the same time as the Motorola Xoom at CES has yet to be released, but the Android phone that was rumored to be on sale in February has still yet to make an appearance in stores. It seems like...

BlackBerry PlayBook to run Android apps

02/28/2011, A RIM (Research In Motion) representative has claimed in a video (which you can watch after the jump) that the BlackBerry PlayBook is capable of supporting Android applications, even though it runs on a QNX-based OS. This might just be the thing to ensure...

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to get Gingerbread in March?

02/25/2011, Samsung Galaxy S users in the states must be green with envy now – according to some reports online, somebody at Samsung Germany stated that the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 (the version of the Galaxy S that’s been sold everywhere except the states,...

Google Android Market now offers eBooks

02/25/2011, Google has just updated their Android Market to offer more than just apps. Users can now purchase books from the Android Market itself, making it easier than ever to obtain access to reading material on your Android device. All you have to do is head over...

HTC Merge finally official

02/25/2011, HTC has finally made the HTC Merge official. Through a press release today, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer announced that their upcoming QWERTY-toting Android smartphone will be made available through multiple North American carriers this spring....

Turns your Android device into a second screen with iDisplay

02/25/2011, If you’re looking for more real estate on your desktop or laptop to work on, but you don’t want to invest in a larger or extra monitor, why not make use of what you already have? If you own an Android tablet or a smartphone, you’re in...

Motorola Xoom receives the teardown treatment

02/25/2011, The highly-anticipated Honeycomb tablet from Motorola was released only yesterday, and already the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on it and given it the regular tear down treatment that they’re known for. From their findings, they...

ToothTag keeps you connected to everything around you

02/25/2011, If you’re a fan of organizing everything you own with labels, you’re going to love ToothTag. This new, recently released app for Android basically lets you make use of your phone’s Bluetooth, NFC and WiFi capabilities to let you tag...

NEC Casio Mobile MEDIAS N-04C officially announced

02/24/2011, Remember the “thinnest smartphone in the world” that had its pictures leaked recently? Well, the phone has now been officially announced. Going on sale in a couple of weeks by Docomo in Japan, the NEC Casio Mobile MEDIAS N-04C is what the...

Samsung Galaxy S 4G receives teardown treatment

02/24/2011, The Samsung Galaxy S 4G was just made available for sale today and some of you must be wondering about what makes the phone tick. Well, maybe most of you don’t really care. But if you did, we’ve got some great news for you. The folks over at...

HTC Flyer promo video released

02/24/2011, HTC has released a promotional video for their upcoming HTC Flyer tablet, and it’s interesting to say the least. The video shows off what the tablet can be used for, and ends with the slogan “a tablet for the whole family”. It looks like...

Motorola Xoom Honeycomb tablet available today

02/24/2011, After more than a month since the tablet was introduced at this year’s CES, the highly anticipated Android tablet from Motorola is finally here. The Motorola Xoom is Google’s flagship Honeycomb (Android 3.0) device and will ship with the pure...

Gmail app for Android updated

02/23/2011, Good news, Gmail users with Android phones. Google has just updated their Gmail app on the Android operating system, bringing some new features and bug fixes to the app. Gingerbread devices will get the ability to copy text with a long press, and all...

NOOKcolor turned into an In-Car Entertainment device

02/23/2011, If there’s one thing about the NOOKcolor we love, it’s the fact that it is one heck of a versatile device that can be purchased for a low price. After people started rooting their NOOKcolor eBook readers to turn them into fully functional...